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This Day In Hockey History - Oct. 17th

1974 - Washington Capitals recorded their first victory in team history -- a 4-3 win over Chicago.

1989 - Calgary's Doug Gilmour and rookie Paul Ranheim set an NHL record for fastest two shorthanded goals, scoring just four seconds apart. They came in an 8-8 tie against the Nordiques, at Quebec City.

Amazingly, Calgary trailed that game 8-3 with four minutes remaining in the game. They scored three goals in :27, then added the two shorthanded goals in :04 to tie the Nordiques 8-8 at Quebec City.

1990 - Buffalo Sabres retired uniform #11 worn by Gilbert Perreault, in a pre-game ceremony before a game against Montreal. Sabres lost 4-3 to the Canadiens.

1992 - Jari Kurri became the the first European-trained player (and the 18th player overall in NHL history) to score 500 goals, when he picked up an empty netter to clinch the Kings' 8-6 win over Boston, at the Forum.

2000 - Colorado's Patrick Roy earned career victory number 448, moving him past Terry Sawchuk on the all-time wins list.

Happy Birthday to Ken Morrow, Rick Blight, Francois Bouillon, Bert Wilson, Sami Lepisto, and Mike Tomlak


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